The Paley Center for Media and Accenture Present

Chet Kanojia, CEO and Founder, Aereo, Inc.

Thursday, May 29, 2014
6:45 pm to 8:30 pm
Los Angeles

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 Chet Kanojia, Founder and CEO, Aereo, Inc.
Chaitanya 'Chet' Kanojia is the founder and CEO of Aereo, Inc. Previously, Chet was the founder and CEO of Navic Networks. Like Aereo, Navic Networks addressed the challenges of today's highly fragmented media landscape. Under Chet's direction, Navic Networks grew to be the undisputed industry leader in advanced television advertising. Navic NEtworks was subsquently aquired by Microsoft in 2008. Chet, who holds more than 14 patents in fields ranging from robotics to data communications systems, is an innovative leader known for pushing beyond the conventional and developing breakthrough solutions. He was recognized as a young executive making a lasting impact on his company and the cable and telecommunications industries in Multichannel News' "40 under 40." He holds a master's degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Northeastern University and a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in  Bhopal, India.

 

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Moderator: Dawn Chmielewski, Senior Editor, Mobile, Re/code
Dawn Chmielewski covers mobile, devices and digital media computing for Re/code from the Los Angeles area. She is a veteran journalist, most recently at the Los Angeles Times, where she worked for eight years as an entertainment writer responsible for covering two of the world’s largest entertainment conglomerates, Walt Disney Co. and News Corp. (now 21st Century Fox). More recently, she has turned her attention to digital media — profiling new players shaking up the Hollywood status quo. Chmielewski’s reporting about the Hollywood talent agencies led to a multi-part series about pedophiles working in the entertainment industry. These articles set the stage for a change in California law to require background checks for managers, publicists and others with unsupervised access to child actors. Prior to the Times, she worked as a technology reporter and personal technology columnist for the San Jose Mercury News, where she chronicled Apple’s renaissance and the rise of file sharing networks. Chmielewski also previously worked at the Orange County Register, the Patriot Ledger and the Watertown Daily Times. She graduated from Utica College of Syracuse University.

 


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